A program to get mechanically ventilated and post-operative ICU patients up and moving quickly represented a huge culture change for nurses, but it reduced length of stay and eliminated pressure ulcers and ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Part II of an in-depth conversation about care coordination with two nurse leaders delves into the reasons why hospitals are looking at care coordination and transitional care so intensively—quality, cost, and outcomes.
Healthcare providers are unable to optimally address a patient's health needs without knowing a person's sexual orientation. But assumptions of heterosexuality are the norm. Nurse leaders can work toward reducing heterosexism in...
Assaults on nurses in the emergency department have long been viewed as part of the job. But this "culture of acceptance" comes with a high price tag, not least of which is the cost to replace nurses when they quit.
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has released a list of five common critical care practices that it says clinicians should reconsider. The practices persist only "because we're covering our butts," insists one nursing leader.